Craniosacral therapy (CST) is a highly effective and particularly pleasant therapy based upon modern neuroscientific and anatomical discoveries.
It is based on the finding, that the circulation rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid nurturing the brain and the spinal cord is affected by tensions inside the body. Such blockades can be formed for example between the bones of the skull, along the spinal cord, or practically anywhere inside the body. The craniosacral treatment dissolves these blockades and activates the areas necessary for harmonic operation through the exceptionally tender and careful micro-manipulation of bones of the skull and the sacrum.
The therapy has been overly successful in treating neck and back pain, chronic fatigue, migraine, birth traumas and postoperative complications, learning difficulties, autoimmune diseases, imbalances of the hormonal and the nervous system, as well as many other health issues. It has a positive boosting effect on every bodily function regulated by the central nervous system (i.e. the brain and the spinal cord).
Craniosacral treatment is performed at a scheduled appointment, in hygienic and harmonic environment. Its essence is to release the sheets of connective tissue (fascia) along the spinal cord, and to manipulate the skull bones at exact points, applying exact techniques, matching the different structures and functions of the sutures (joints between the skull bones). Bones of the facial skeleton are treated as well.
The therapy relies on the practice, that the abnormal position and movement of the skull bones can be corrected through micro-manipulation, releasing the tension accumulated in the membranes, connective tissues and joints throughout the body. The treatment harmonizes the flow and regulates the circulation of the cerebrospinal fluid.
The duration of the treatment is approximately 70 minutes. Clients are kindly requested to wear loose (casual) clothes, and lay on their back on a comfortable massage bed. Between two treatments, an interval of 7-10 days is recommended, and after 3-4 treatments, it is advised to repeat the treatment every 2-3 months.
For the first appointment, clients are kindly asked to bring a written ‘body history’ – a list of injuries, operations, childbirths, contagious illnesses etc. on a sheet of paper.
Craniosacral therapy can help with following complaints:
- Asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic sinusitis
- Autizmus, epilepszia
- Digestive disorders, menstrual disorders
- Headache, migraine, vertigo, neuralgic pain
- Dental problems and jaw joint disorders
- Tinnitus and other middle ear problems
- Exhaustion, insomnia, chronic fatigue
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Postoperative complications
- Orthopaedic complaints, spine disorders
- Stress, anxiety, depression
- Heart and cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure
- Perinatal complications, birth traumas
- Any kind of chronic diseases or frailty
The therapy cannot be applied in case of acute stroke, skull injury, acute cervical fracture, meningitis or brain herniation.
Craniosacral therapy is an independent treatment method, though it can be effectively combined with traditional and alternative methods as well.
CST was developed by Dr. John E. Upledger, an American medical professor and osteopath, after he discovered the existence of the craniosacral system during a neurosurgical operation in the 1970’s. CST has become since then one of the leading alternative medical procedures in the world.
I have learned and practiced the treatment method on the International Upledger Institute’s certified education programs.